August 2008 ///
After falling precipitously for the first time in 2007, US CBM faces an uncertain year.
High prices are causing even more optimistic drilling plans.
Global rig demand and utilization grow along with the expanding fleet, while deepwater GOM projects slip.
With enough oil and gas to potentially become a major unconventional hydrocarbon reservoir, the Woodford is a viable play.
Oil is bringing in more money than gas, but as shale plays proliferate, high-spec, high-horsepower rigs might reach 100% utilization before newbuilds can help.
In situ technology offers hope for better economic and environmental performance. High oil prices and government programs help.
The Haynesville and Marcellus are becoming exciting new gas plays, while activity in the Woodford and Fayetteville continues.
Combination of inflow control device and premium sand-control screen increases oil rate while decreasing watercut.
The pump successfully added production and made available new gas reserves from existing wellbores in a group of Devon wells in central Alberta.
Innovative engineering combines venturi and nuclear fraction metering.
High local demand and big profits drive a flurry of new activity.
Sand control device prevents production of plugging, erosive sands while allowing smooth production without excessive pressure drop.
Designs must consider structural capacity, installation and thermal loads downhole.
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News & Resources
Vol. 229 No. 8 Oilfield service company Expro agreed to acquire the oil and gas metering business of CiDRA Corp. , based in Connecticut.
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Meeting & events
SPE , Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference
and Exhibition (with IADC), Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug.
Vol. 229 No. 8 Fracture diagnostics
Vol. 229 No.8 Medco Energi US has appointed five new vice presidents as a part of a realignment of executive positions.
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